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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Stephen Hammond
Michael Hammond doesn't mind waiting.
"He definitely has a little bit more foot speed than I ever had," Stephen Hammond said this week by phone from Tuscaloosa, Ala., where he recently completed his master's degree at the University of Alabama. "I would try to get out and get away from guys like him before the end of the race. There's no better way of describing him than coming on strong at the end."
"It's nerve racking at times," Stephen Hammond, 24, said. "I'm not nervous about him, I'm nervous about the other runners. Is he going to be able to navigate his way up to the front? I know he's always going to have it. When that last lap comes around, I always know he's going to bring it."